Surface and underground mining

Connectivity solutions for Mining industry

Connecting with the mining industry – HARTING’s connectivity solutions for the surface and underground mining

HARTING is the global leader in the design, manufacture and supply the connectivity solutions to the mining industry. The extensive product portfolio of HARTING for the mining industry helps enable companies to manage their operations more effectively and stay connected at all time.

Explore HARTING’s wide range of products and solutions to stay connected with mining operations.

Solutions for the mining industry provided by HARTING Industrial connectors Han®

HARTING Industrial connectors Han®



Benefits at a glance:

  • Integration of multiple connectors into a single unit
  • Shorter installation times
  • Significant reduction in space requirements
  • Cost savings on components and the entire system
  • Future-proof thanks to flexible enhancements 

HARTING Han-Power® T

Benefits at a glance:

  • Connection is resistant to vibration and cannot be broken unintentionally
  • Quick and easy to push in and pull out
  • Plug & Play assembly based on HARTING PushPull Power technology
  • Reduces commissioning time considerably

Han® 3A

Benefits at a glance:

  • Flexible in use: Transmits data, signals and power with up to twelve contacts
  • Highly versatile: Modular system of inserts and accessories for indoor and outdoor applications (IP20/IP65)
  • Less time required for installation: Fast connection using Snap-in technology – no screws required
  • Minimum inventory needed: Clearly structured connector system based on a few basic components
  • Reduced costs: affordable installation connectors

Han® Ex

Benefits at a glance:

  • Connector sets especially for explosion-hazardous applications
  • Suitable for zone 1 and zone 2
  • Hoods, housings and inserts in one set
  • Inserts with compact design and a high number of connections
  • Available with innovative Han-Quick Lock® termination technology

Solutions for the mining industry provided by HARTING Interface connectors

HARTING Interface connectors


ix Industrial® 

Benefits at a glance:

  • Extremely reduced space
  • Future proof Cat. 6A contact and shielding design
  • Robust connection to the PCB with 5 THR shielding pins
  • Extended lifespan with 5,000 mating cycles
  • Robust active locking system

HARTING Interface connector

T1 Industrial® 

Benefits at a glance:

  • Robust and miniaturized design
  • Economic PCB connectivity with fully automatic processability
  • Many pole counts available
  • Product diversity with different connector styles
  • Flexible PCB separation distances between 8 and 13.8 mm and four different stack heights
  • Cable assemblies

M12 PushPull

Benefits at a glance:

  • Large number of sockets in one device
  • Robust and vibration-free
  • Simple assembly without tools
  • Knurling ensures easier handling

Solutions for the mining industry provided by HARTING Ethernet solutions

HARTING Ethernet solutions


Ha-VIS eCon 2000 family - flat design and Ha-VIS eCon 3000 family - slim design

Benefits at a glance:

  • Unique variety with over 200 variants
  • Compact design
  • Integrated PoE+ standard
  • Extended temperature range
  • Full Gigabit Ethernet
  • Energy-efficient
Ha-VIS eCon 3000 family - slim design
Ha-VIS eCon 2000 family - flat design

Solutions for the mining industry provided by HARTING Fibre optics connector – Expanded beam

Fiber optics connector – Expanded beam

Benefits at a glance:

  • Extremely robust connector housing, shock-protected by rubber grip, dust cap and boot
  • Connector and cable are in yellow for easy identification
  • Easy to clean
  • Designed for a regular installation and deinstallation of the cabling (mobile applications) in the most dirtiest environments
  • IP68 rated
  • Connectors are not male, not female. only one mating face.
  • Only one mating face is available. Assemblies are always rolled out correctly, eliminating the chance of mismatching and no damages would be caused
  • Transmitting and receiving fiber always end at the correct optical port

Solutions for the mining industry provided by HARTING VarioBoot RJ45

VarioBoot RJ45

Benefits at a glance:

  • IP20 protection rating
  • Cat. 6A, 10Gbit/s transmission performance
  • Yellow PUR halogen-free, oil resistant cable jacket
  • 1 to 1 wiring with 4x2 twisted pair wires
  • Operating temperature: -30°C to +75°C
  • Direction of RJ45 connector can be adjusted up to 20 times
  • Bend direction can be adjusted from left/right to up/down

General FAQ of the Australia mining industry

What is the biggest mine site in Australia?

Fimiston gold mine - Officially known as the Fimiston open pit mine, the Super Pit gold mine in Western Australia is the country's largest mine in terms of scale, covering 3.5km by 1.5km on the surface, and currently undergoing expansion work to extend to a depth of 700m.

Which state in Australia has the biggest mining industry?

Western Australia and Queensland are the most resource-rich states. Of Australia's roughly 340 mines, almost half are in Western Australia. Today, the Australian minerals sector accounts for eight per cent of gross domestic product (GDP).

How big is the mining industry in Australia?

Australia's mining industry has delivered a 10.4 per cent share of the Australian economy in 2019-20, making it the largest economic contributor with a $202 billion GDP, according to The Australian Bureau of Statistics.

What is surface mining?

Surface mining, including strip mining, open-pit mining and mountaintop removal mining, is a broad category of mining in which soil and rock overlying the mineral deposit (the overburden) are removed, in contrast to underground mining, in which the overlying rock is left in place, and the mineral is removed through shafts or tunnels.

What is underground mining?

Underground mining is used to extract ore from below the surface of the earth safely, economically and with as little waste as possible. The entry from the surface to an underground mine may be through a horizontal or vertical tunnel, known as an adit, shaft or decline.

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